Retracing Totti’s career from an economic point of view

Francesco Totti - AS Roma

The season is over as well as the career of the most important footballer in AS Roma history. After a daunting evening, Francesco Totti left the stadium with his loved ones leaving the supporters in a state of shock, with their sadness.

Let’s retrace Totti’s career from an economic point of view.

The famous website Calcio e Finanza analyzed Totti ’s  earnings in the course of the 21 years that he spent with Roma being paid.

Even if, according to what Calcio e Finanza said, it was really difficult to come up with a precise calculation of Totti ’s earnings with Roma, the famous financial portal tried to provide us with real numbers. In order to do so they had to analyze the info found in the archives of the major Italian newspapers. In the first years of Totti’s career Roma was not quoted on the stock exchange and the club had less transparency obligations. This is a fundamental preamble to explain that Calcio e Finanza was forced, as said above, to look back into the newspapers’ archives to estimate Totti’s earnings.

That being said, let’s go ahead to provide you with the real numbers. The time range under observation is from the season 1996-97 to the current one. In 21 years Totti has earned €84.25M (between basic salary and the sale of image rights.) This data highlight an average of €4M per season. The peak was reached in the 2004/2005 season when the captain earned a net salary of €6M (check the official table).

It’s was especially interesting to read the financial info that Calcio e Finanza provided breaking down the salaries on a yearly basis. The financial portal carefully retraced Totti’s career highlighting what was happening in the club and how much Totti was paid for playing with his beloved team. If you love discovering detailed info about it you could read the official source, although it is in Italian.

What should be Totti’s last contract with Roma is also the least advantageous for the player. The Roman gladiator just turned 40 and in the 2016-17 season is bringing home €1.2M net + bonus. The actual con tract was signed on June 7, 2016 and it is going to last until June 30, 2017. At the end of his marvelous adventure as a player he will be working for Roma in a different role. Totti is going to be the technical director for the next six seasons (until 2023) earning €600,000 per year.

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About Stefano Bernardini 4052 Articles
A Roman between New York, Philadelphia, and Rome achieving his dreams. Persistence can make extraordinary things happen. Editor of AS ROMA 360 | Collaborated with & Calcio e Finanza | Reported on Major League Soccer | Featured on Bleacher Report & OneFootball EN.

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